CMB’s mission is to encourage, engage and equip our members to impact their community for Christ.
CMB’s Women in Radio is made up of ladies working at a radio station, a ministry, a record company, in promotions, artist management, or are connected to a Christian broadcaster. We believe there is power in connection and community. CMB Women in Radio is about nurturing, equipping, connecting and praying for one another.
Make plans now to join your Women in Radio friends at Momentum 2021 for the Women in Radio Party on Tuesday, June 1 from 8 – 9p, sponsored by Convoy of Hope.
What is your radio timeline? When and where did you start?
I officially started in radio in 2012 in Duluth, Minn. at Life 97.3 with the Northwestern Media Network and have loved it so much, that I have stayed.
How did you get to Life 97.3?
I joke it all started with Justin Bieber and a blind date. Haha! At a local playground, my daughter bonded with a new friend over their love of a young Justin Bieber and through text, I planned a meet-up for them and this friend’s mom, whom I had never met. Hence, Justin Bieber and a (Mommy) blind date. This mom was the morning show host on Life 97.3 in Duluth, Minn. I had already been a listener and donor but I started volunteering and then became the admin. I have worked there in various positions for 8 ½ years now and am currently the Station Manager.
Favorite radio memory?
I have many. One would be working an event and a young (maybe 7 year old) boy excitedly came up to me and began to tell me his story. His Dad was gone and his mom was in jail. He was living with a foster family that listened to Life 97.3 and we told him that Jesus loves him and because Jesus loves him, he knows everything is going to be ok. *Heart Melt* Christian radio really does make a difference!
Favorite Momentum memory?
Honestly, walking in to the main hall for the first time, seeing all of these amazing people and knowing that I was about to experience something incredible!
That, or randomly chatting with Lauren Daigle, riding roller coasters with new friends, winning an ipad, getting a Chik-Fil-A cow, the Boost Team dance, learning so much from so many incredible speakers, I could go on and on! It is an incredible experience.
What encouragement could you give to a future leader?
Be close to Jesus, don’t be too shy to ask questions, utilize the wisdom of those around you and never give up!
Convoy of Hope encourages women around the world to realize their value and reach their potential through job training and education. As a result, many enrolled in their Women’s Empowerment program now own a business that allows them to better feed and care for their children.